Timing Chain Replacement

Timing Chain Replacement

Do not believe the misconception that your timing chain is meant to last the life of your vehicle, or you’ll end up with your vehicle not having as long of a lifespan as you think.

Just like a lot of modern vehicles, Ford Transits are equipped with a timing chain that is vital to your engines function. This chain is part of your internal systems and is responsible for the synchronised movement of the vehicles camshaft crankshaft, which allow for your engines valves to open and close at the proper times to power your vehicle.

Essentially, your timing chain is what keeps your engine in check and running at maximum efficiency.

The team at Ford Transit Specialists WA cannot stress the importance of replacing your timing chain at the recommended time enough. Going over the mileage or ignoring the warning signs of a worn down timing chain typically leads to a irreparably damaged engine, and we don’t want anyone to experience life without their Transit.

Timing Belt Service

Our team is knowledgeable and highly experienced in the service and replacement of timing chains for Transit vehicles. We understand that these specialised vehicles are not just for getting from point A to point B but are typically your livelihood. What comes with your timing chain replacement service:

  • A comprehensive inspection of your vehicle
  • A regular service including oil and filter changes
  • Ford genuine timing chain upgrade kit
  • Timing chain replacement
  • Timing tensioner replacement

When should you get your Ford Transit’s timing chain replaced?
These are not just the Ford dealer’s recommended time frames, but something that the mechanics at Ford Transit WA recommend too. We have seen far too many people push their car to the limit, and these markers are put in place to ensure that you get the longest life out of your vehicle possible.

  • Ford Transit VO 150,000km
  • Ford Transit VM onward (2006 – 2012 (2.4)): 150,000 km
  • Ford Transit VH/VJ: 200,000 km

Want to chat Timing Chains with us?

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team with any questions you may have, or to book in your timing chain replacement!

How will you know that your timing chain is ready to be changed?​

If you’re lucky, you won’t have to worry about the common signs of needing your timing chain replaced. However, there can be some instances where your timing chain may need to be replaced sooner than the recommended timeframe.

If you notice any of the below with your Ford transit, contact our team who will happily assist in diagnosing the issue:

  • Your Ford Transit has gone over the recommended mileage for getting your timing chain replaced.
  • The vehicle is rattling on start up
  • For Ford Transit VH owners you may notice that your vehicle is hard to start

How long does it take for a timing chain replacement?​

While the timing chain replacement will only take the day, we will keep your vehicle for 24 hours. The reason for this is that we use a high-quality sealant around your timing chain cover, and we will not recommend driving the vehicle until the sealant has properly dried.

Why Choose us?

The only Perth mechanics specialising in Ford Transits.

Mechanical team with a combined 30+ experience in Ford Transit.

Genuine Ford parts and recommended lubricants.

Honest, knowledgeable friendly advice and service.

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